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24 October 2014

Callaway Gardens Announces the Return of Fantasy In Lights for the 2014 Holiday Season

The holiday season is right around the corner, and Callaway Gardens is preparing to welcome families to Pine Mountain for the 23rd annual Fantasy in Lights spectacular.

(The Fantasy in Lights holiday spectacular returns to Callaway Gardens for its 23rd year in 2014.)
Named one of the “Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights” by National Geographic Traveler, Fantasy In Lights features 8 million lights stretching more than five miles, creating 15 larger-than-life holiday scenes.

Fantasy In Lights at Callaway Gardens sets Pine Mountain, Ga., ablaze from 21 November through 30 December 2014.

Visitors experience the light and sound extravaganza on the “Jolly Trolley” or by driving through the lighted scenes in their personal vehicle. The sparkling, animated displays include Snowflake Valley, a winter wonderland filled with enormous snowflakes and thousands of white lights; Magical Christmas Garden with a 24-foot wreath entrance; and Santa’s Workshop, showcasing animated versions of Santa’s elves busy making toys for the big night. Two “don’t miss” scenes are on Robin Lake Beach and are both narrated: ’Twas the Night Before Christmas and The Nativity.

Ninety-nine percent of the frames used to create the scenes in Fantasy In Lights are custom designed and built just for Callaway Gardens, taking 3,900 hours to install. In keeping with Callaway Gardens’ mission of connecting man and nature, every kilowatt of power used to light up Fantasy In Lights is compensated with “green” power. Callaway Gardens was the first destination in the Southeast to offset 100 percent of its electricity use by purchasing wind power credits.

Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly advised and provides discounted price. Advance ticket prices start at $17 for adults and $8.50 for children. Children 5 and younger are always admitted for free. Tickets purchased on the same-day of visit are $28 for adults and $14 for children; and will be sold on a first-available basis.

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